St. Supery Moscato
is bright and opulent sweet wine is brilliantly colored
in pale yellows with youthful hints of green. e aromas
of mandarin and peach blossom dominate, together with marmalade and orange zest. A fruit basket of avors burst in the mouth, led by rich and exotic peach and nectarine, joined by a citrus undercurrent and an orange peel nish.
In 2014 we experienced a continuation of drought from
lack of rain in Napa Valley and reduced snowpack in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Our vineyards saw the
rst signi cant rainfall of the year in February, bringing a welcome soak of eight inches that helped to replenish thirsty water reserves. While March gave us some additional rain, the entire growing season overall remained dry. May was warm, leading to a hot June. e heat continued through early October at the height of harvest. At St. Supéry, we are estate grown, so we were able to make the best decisions possible for our vineyards under these challenging conditions. While the yields at harvest were lighter than usual, the quality of our fruit was terri c, and the resulting wines show tremendous promise.
After achieving the desired avors on the vine, the Muscat Canelli grapes were harvested in the cool morning hours to preserve their delicate avors. e fruit was received in the cellar, where the grapes were pressed and immediately chilled and settled prior to fermentation. All fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at cool temperatures to maintain and enhance the natural avors. e nal blend was completed soon after to capture the lovely bright qualities and intensity of the variety.
Appellation: Napa Valley
Vineyard: Dollarhide Estate Vineyard
Variety/Blend: 100% Muscat Canelli
T. Acidity: 7.4 g/L
Residual Sugar: 6%
Harvest Dates: August 30 - September 5, 2014
Bottling Date: November 20, 2014
Case Production: 2,709 cases